Ex Libris at ALA Midwinter

ALA Midwinter in Atlanta is here! Don’t miss the presentations on Alma, Primo & Summon, and Leganto. This year we’re talking about openness and collaboration, history and innovation, and the challenges of higher education.


Saturday, January 21

Your Connected Library: Openness, Integrations, and Knowledge-Sharing
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Georgia World Congress Center | Room A315

Increasingly, libraries are looking for open solutions to customize day-to day-workflows and to collaborate with peer institutions. Open solutions have been especially influential in the realm of discovery. Join this session to learn about current open source projects, plans to enhance and extend existing APIs, and other Ex Libris supported initiatives.

Sunday, January 22
Where They Are Now: A Conversation with Alma Early Adopters
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Georgia World Congress Center | Room B207
Join an open conversation with the Alma Early Adopters, some of the first libraries to make the transition to a unified library service platform. The panel discussion will provide an update on how the libraries are operating today, features that have been developed since go-live, and the Early Adopters’ ideas for future development based on their experience with the rapidly innovating Alma platform.

Sunday, January 22
50 Shades of Collaboration: From Ad-Hoc to Consortial Benefits in a Library Service Platform
3:00 – 4:00 PM | Georgia World Congress Center | Room B215
Almost all institutions today are participating in some form of collaborative work; from ad-hoc purchasing/buying clubs and resource-sharing networks to a more defined consortium, working in partnership with cataloging, licensing, etc. Join this session to more about the opportunities available within Ex Libris Alma to facilitate resource sharing, centralized acquisitions, cross-institutional reporting and more for individual institutions as well as members of a consortium.

Primo & Summon

Saturday, January 21

Accelerating Innovation: A Summon and Primo Special Report
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Marriott Marquis Atlanta | Room A703
Over the past year, ProQuest and Ex Libris have come together to accelerate the innovation of advanced discovery services through Summon and Primo. This session will review how we have seized the opportunity to combine product strengths, resources, and visions to improve discovery and what that means for the future of libraries.


Saturday, January 21
Challenges and Opportunities in Providing Course Content within Changing Instructor and Student Behaviors

3:00 – 4:00 PM | Georgia World Congress Center | Room B203
Teaching and learning is a core mission of higher education institutions, but the pushes and pulls of online learning, creative digital tools and escalating costs of education are carving out a new unfamiliar landscape for most. This session explores real world examples to discover both successes and failures in navigating and providing value in this new world of course content.

And be sure to visit us at Booth #1310 to learn about the latest features and development!

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